Too often, we think of de-cluttering our homes as a ruthless triage of ridding ourselves of any and everything that does not have an immediate use. During such a purge, we might actually cast off things we like or even cherish, all in the interest of minimalist living, a lifestyle which has recently gotten a huge amount of play in books and blogs. But this scorched earth approach is not necessary. We find, on the contrary, that de-cluttering requires not...